The catch and effort reporting system is used to provide near-real time information which is used by the Secretariat to monitor CCAMLR fisheries and forecasts fishery and area closures.
CCAMLR Members and their vessels operating in CCAMLR fisheries or undertaking research fishing in the Convention Area are required to submit catch and effort reports as follows:
- Daily catch and effort reports (Conservation Measure 23-07 www.ccamlr.org/node/74261) are required in exploratory finfish fisheries. The daily reporting period is from 0000h to 2400h UTC and daily reports must be submitted no later than 0600 hours UTC on the following day.
- 5-day catch and effort reports (CM 23-01) are required in established toothfish and icefish fisheries except in Division 58.5.2 (see below), established krill fisheries when krill catches exceed 10–80% of their respective limits (see below), and during research fishing conducted under CM 24-01. Reports must be submitted not later than two working days after the end of the 5-day reporting period.
- 10-day catch and effort reports are required in established fisheries in Division 58.5.2 (CMs 41-08 and 42-02) and must be submitted before the end of the next 10-day reporting period.
- Monthly reports are required in established krill fisheries in Subareas 48-1 to 48.4 and Divisions 58.4.1 and 58.4.2 and when the total catch is less than 50-80% of the trigger level (CMs 23-03 and 23-06), or 10% of the trigger level in Subarea 48.1 (CCAMLR-XXXIII, paragraphs 5.5).
Catch and effort reports must be completed using the following data forms:
- CCAMLR Data Form CEv2016 (finfish fisheries)
- CCAMLR Data Form CEv2016 (krill fisheries).
The data form instructions (included in the zip file) provide a description of the fields in the form and examples of completed forms.